29.08.2017

Travel and Accommodation

Accommodation

All guests are required to make their own accommodation arrangement, accommodation is not organized or covered by the conference.

Jyväskylä has a wide range of hotels to choose from, from hostels offering budget accommodation to cozy boutique hotels and a number of well-furbished quality hotels. The room rates in Finland are reasonable, and the rates include taxes, a buffet breakfast, and often also the opportunity to use the guest sauna.

There are negotiated prices available for two hotels located at the city centre - Hotel Milton and Verso. Please scroll down for details. Additionally there is a wide variety of other accommodation available in Jyväskylä. Majority of the hotels listed below (scroll down) are located in the center of the city close to the railway station / bus station (“Matkakeskus” in Finnish) with easy access to all city-center services and about 10-15 min walk from the conference venue, Seminaarinmäki Campus.

Travel

Getting to Finland

BY AIRPLANE

  • International flights to Helsinki

The main international airport in Finland is Helsinki airport which is well connected to all parts of the world. From there, one can continue to Jyväskylä by train, bus or plane (more: Getting to Jyväskylä).

  • International flights to Tampere

Another international airport close to Jyväskylä is Tampere-Pirkkala airport in Tampere. The distance between Tampere and Jyväskylä is about 150 km and there is good train and coach service between them. Please note that a bus or a taxi is needed to get from the airport to the Tampere railway station.

BY TRAIN OR BY FERRY

There is a fast Allegro train connection from St. Petersburg to Finland. The fastest connection from St. Petersburg all the way to Jyväskylä takes less than six hours. One must step down from the Allegro train in Kouvola or Tikkurila. There is also a train connection from Moscow to Finland.

There are superior-standard ferries (from e.g. Germany, Sweden, Estonia and Poland) that arrive either in Helsinki or Turku. For more information have look at e.g.FinnlinesViking LineSilja Line

Jyväskylä - Getting here

You can travel to Jyväskylä from Helsinki by plane, train or bus. The Jyväskylä airport is located outside of the city and the transit to the city is via taxi only (roughly 15-20 minutes). There is easy access to both buss and train service from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport. Both buses and trains arrive at the Jyväskylä Matkakeskus (see the map below), which is situated in the city centre and offers easy access to the city hotels.  

Train connections:  https://www.vr.fi/cs/vr/en/frontpage

Buss connections: https://matkahuolto.fi/en/

Information about how to get to Jyväskylä as well as useful information on the Jyväskylä Region (on Jyväskylä Convention Bureau's website):

Conference Hotels

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There are discount prices negotiated for the conference participants in two hotels - Hotel Milton and Verso. In order to book a room in one of these hotels, you must book directly from the hotel (contact details below), use the booking code "uses of the past" and book by 8.10. at the latest.  The discount prices are valid between 8.11-10.11.2017.

HOTEL MILTON

Located at the city center. 

Discount price: 

  • 1 person room 75 euros/room/night
  • 2 person room 110 euros/room/night

The price includes breakfast and sauna. Book directly from the hotel before 8.10. Use the code "uses of the past" when making your booking. 

Contact

VERSO

Located at the city center. 

Discount price: 

  • 1 person room 95 euros/room/night
  • 2 person room 115 euros/room/night
The price includes breakfast. Book directly from the hotel before 8.10. Use the code "uses of the past" when making your booking. 

Contact 

Other hotels located in the city centre:

HOTEL YÖPUU

Located at the city centre. 

Contact

Located at the city center. 
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ORIGINAL SOKOS HOTEL ALEXANDRA

Located at the city center. 

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HOTEL MILTON

Located at the city center. 

Contact

  • Address: Hannikaisenkatu 29, 40100 Jyväskylä

HOTEL ALBA

Located by the Lake Jyväsjärvi, at the Mattilanniemi campus. Roughly one kilometer away from the Conference venue at the Seminaarinmäki campus.

Contact:

SOLO SOKOS HOTEL PAVILJONKI

Located near Lutakko harbour on Lake Jyväsjärvi. Situated slightly further from the conference venue. 

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OTHER ACCOMMODATION

  • Omena Hotel Jyväskylä is located (map) in the center of the city close to the railway station. All rooms are designed for four persons, allowing a sizeable group of people to  stay at the hotel at budget rates. Omena Hotels’ room rates change in line with demand.
  • Participants interested in renting private accommodation can browse services such as Airbnb for available apartments. The average costs of private accommodation varies from around €20 to over €100 depending on the location, number of rooms etc.